Thursday, February 26, 2009

Video of Protest at Jannatul Baqee against Wahhabi Preachers

It is a very sad incident that last Friday evening, Shia Zaereen were attacked by Wahhabi Preachers and Saudi police just outside the Jannatul Baqee and near the holy grave of Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.a.), the mercy for the mankind. It all started when a Mutawwa (Wahhabi police & preacher) was secretly recording by his video camera the ladies who were reciting ziyarat of the Aimma-e-Baqee (4 holy Imams a.s.) outside the Baqee. When the crowd protested this act, they were attacked by the police and mutawwas.
Below video clips shows the protesters in large numbers. This incident has taken a shape of a movement in Madinah and other cities where there is a sizable population, mostly in the eastern part of the Kingdom. You are requested to pray that this movement is successful. Watch this video and forward it to other believers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Letter to King Abdullah by a Shia Cleric

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A prominent Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia appealed to King Abdullah to put an end to "extremist practices and insults" by members of the religious police against Shiite pilgrims following a series of incidents at a revered cemetery.
Sheik Hassan al-Saffar's posted the appeal on his Web site Monday, following reports of several incidents of confrontations between Shiites and riot police at the al-Baqee Cemetery in Medina, Islam's second-holiest city.
The confrontations aggravate the friction between the overwhelmingly Sunni population and the Shiites, who say they make up 10-15 percent of Saudi Arabia's 22 million people.
Saudi Arabia follows the severe Wahhabi interpretation of Sunni Islam that considers Shiites infidels. Shiites routinely complain of discrimination, including being banned from joining the religious police.
Shiite witnesses said the first clash took place Friday evening after members of the religious police filmed female Shiite pilgrims outside the cemetery, which contains the graves of several revered imams.
When five male relatives of the women demanded the police turn over the tapes, there was a scuffle and the men were arrested, according to a witness who refused to be identified for fear of being punished.
After the arrest, hundreds of pilgrims gathered outside the cemetery, demanding their release. Riot police used batons to disperse the crowd, said the witness.
According to Medina's police, however, the five were arrested and charged with causing a disturbance at the gate of the cemetery after being told visitation hours were over.
On Monday night, another confrontation took place when the religious police banned female Shiite pilgrims from visiting an area reserved for them outside the cemetery that overlooks the graves, according to the same witness.
Women in Saudi Arabia are banned from visiting graves.
The witness said police used batons against the angry Shiite crowd, which he estimated at 3,000-4,000. Sunni onlookers also joined the fray, attacking Shiite pilgrims.
On Tuesday, when police once again prevented people from entering the cemetery, the pilgrims drew knives and attacked, injuring two policemen, according to a security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.
A member of the crowd was taken to the hospital, the official said.
The Al-Madina newspaper on Tuesday quoted Medina's governor, Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Majed, as saying that authorities are questioning "those behind the chaotic events" in al-Baqee. He didn't mention their identities or numbers.
Yasser al-Matrafi, head of public relations at the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice which runs the religious police, told Al-Madina that the religious police had no part in al-Baqee events.
In his appeal, al-Saffar said the treatment of Shiite visitors near the al-Baqee Cemetery violates "Islamic morals and human rights" and the tolerant measures called for by the interfaith conferences hosted by the king a few months ago.
When contacted by The Associated Press, al-Saffar's office confirmed the authenticity of the statement on the cleric's Web site.
"Visitors are generally harshly treated ... and prayer books are confiscated," said al-Saffar, adding that this makes pilgrimages and religious visits "subject to sectarian tensions.
(thanks to Mr. S. E Hasan)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mourning on the Shahadat of the Holy Prophet & his grandson

Today is the Shahadat of Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his holy Progeny) & his eldest grandson Hazrat Imam Hasan (a.s.). Last night there were Majalis, Juloos & Shabbedaari all over the city. A Juloos organised by Anjuman-e-Azadaaran-e-Husayn started from Yaqub Street and terminated at Imamia Masjid. 8/9 Anjumans participated in it which included an Anjuman from Jalalpur (UP). Shabbedaari at Zainabia Imambada was arranged by Anjuman-e-Asghariya. Majalis were held at different points in the Mumbai city.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This is Needed

Yesterday, I attended a Majlis at Andheri. The audience were few and selected due to short of space. The zakir was a learned Hujjatul Islam. The programme started with Hadith-e-Kisa & a salaam by a junior youth. After Majlis there were two nauhas one by a youngster and another by a nauha khwan who hails from Kamptee. The invitees were scholars, businessmen and prominent personalities.

The highlight of this Majlis was that the host has given a 'topic' to Hujjatul Islam. It was "Azadaari and our Responsibility." Hujjatul Islam introduced the topic and could say few points in the available limited time and explained that Azadaari is an invaluable treasure for us, and the enemies are very much worried that how to destroy this treasure or how to take away this by introducing other unapproved elements which are not at par with the Shariat. I qoute one of his statement, "we should be very careful, that our Azadari is not overpowered by rituals which contradict Shariat, as the lives of Masumeen (a.s.) have been sacrificed for this. So, before proceeding towards any ritual, we should think, that, will this action be approved by our beloved Masumeen (a.s.)?"
He gave the example of doing sajdah in front of Shabeeh or Dargah. He said Almighty Allah has not permitted sajdah to anyone except to Himself.

Hujjatul Islam wanted to say more, but he could not stretch talk on the issue. He had to leave for another place, another Majlis. The Biryani (niyaz) was very delicious.
May Allah give more tawfiqaat to the host.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dubai cancels 86% more residency visas

Dubai cancelled 86 percent more residency visas in January this year compared with the same period in 2008, official figures revealed on Tuesday.

Data from Dubai’s Ministry of Interior Naturalization & Residency (DNRD) shows that 54,684 residency visas were cancelled during the month of January, compared with 29,418 in January 2008 - an 86 percent increase.
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Najafi Charitable Clinic

The Najafi Library in Hazrat Abbas Street (palagali), Dongri, has also started a Najafi Charitable Clinic which was inaugerated on last Ghadeer day. The timings are: Monday to Saturday 6.00pm to 9.00 pm. and Charges just Rs. 10/- from every patient.

The Homeopathic clinic is on Sundays from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon by Dr. A. G. Badami (MD) and on Tuesdays 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm by Dr. (Mrs.) S. A. Badami (BHMS,D.Ac.)
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Expats Fleeing Dubai

Faced with crippling debts as a result of their high living and Dubai’s fading fortunes, many expatriates are abandoning their cars at the airport and fleeing home rather than risk jail for defaulting on loans.

Police have found more than 3,000 cars outside Dubai’s international airport in recent months. Most of the cars – four-wheel drives, saloons and “a few” Mercedes – had keys left in the ignition.

Some had used-to-the-limit credit cards in the glove box. Others had notes of apology attached to the windscreen.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

UAE Economic Condition Not Good

Those who are planning to go to Dubai-Sharjah or Abu Dhabi for job should read this list, which speaks of its battered economic condition. Most of the projects are canceled or put on hold.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Death Anniversary of marhum Ayatullah Abul Qasim al-Khuei (r.a.)

Ayatullah Seyyid Abulqasim Musawi Al-Khoei (RA) was born in Azerbaijan, Iran 15 Rajab 1317 H. / 1899 A. D. and passed away in Najaf Al-Ashraf, Iraq on 8 Safar 1412 A.H.(August 8, 1992)

Educated in the established traditional way of Shia Theology by well known jurists, he joined the world-renown theological institution in the holy city of Najaf Al-Ashraf in 1912, the year he migrated from Iran.

At an early age, he attained the degree of ijtihad i.e. the process of arriving at judgements on points of religious law using reason and the principles of jurisprudence. This achievement normally warrants the title of 'Ayatullah'.
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We request you to please recite a surah Fateha for marhum Ayatullah Abul Qasim al-Khuei (r.a.).

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sayyid Hasanain Kararvi Addressed Majlis at Rizvi College

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